Retrofit diesel engines with black carbon filters as a project cost by C Moore/M MacCracken
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Proposal: Retrofit off-road diesel engines with black carbon filters Contest: U.S. Government 2014 Thank you for your contest entry, Retrofit off-road diesel engines with black carbon filters. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas, and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the
This proposal has obvious greenhouse gas emissions benefits, and we feel that this proposal should advance to the semi-finalist round. We would like to see it put into action.
As such, we have a number of specific suggestions that could improve your proposal:
1) We think some quantification of cost-effectiveness would be very beneficial.
2) You could do more to describe the rulemaking process that would lead to this action. For example, what steps does EPA have to take to require these filters? Has this already happened (we thought of the CAFE standards). If so, what parallels could you draw
3) We feel that the author should address the political landscape that would affect this proposal. For instance, you mention that retrofitting a single vehicle may be expensive in the context of the individual vehicle, and so we wondered how financially feasible the entire proposal would be. Who would object? How would you counter these objections?
In essence, the idea is fundamentally sound, and digging deeper on the details will make this proposal much more compelling.
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